1939 PGA Championship Winner and Scores

The 1939 PGA Championship was the 22nd time this major was played.

Winner: Henry Picard

Where it was played: Pomonok Country Club in Queens, New York

Tournament dates: July 9-15, 1939

Notable notes: Henry Picard defeated Byron Nelson in the championship match, 1-up, on the first extra hole. Nelson had a 1-up lead after the 32nd hole, and Picard made a 20-foot putt to remain 1-down on the 34th. Nelson had a 10-foot putt to win on the 36th hole, but missed, and Picard squared it there. Then, on the 37th hole, Nelson missed from six feet after Picard had made a 10-footer, giving the trophy to Picard.

It was Picard's second major win, after the 1938 Masters. ... Beginning here, Nelson made five PGA Championship finals in six tournaments. He won two of those and lost three. ... Picard reached the final by beating Earl Martin, Joe Zorhordt, Al Watrous, Rod Munday and Dick Metz. ... Ben Hogan played in this tournament for the first time and lost in the Round of 16.

Late-Round Match Scores

Round of 16 (36 holes)
Paul Runyan def. Ben Hogan, 3 and 2
Dick Metz def. Billy Burke, 6 and 4
Rod Munday def. Tom O'Connor, 2-up
Henry Picard def. Al Watrous, 8 and 7
Dutch Harrison def. Bruce Coltart, 10 and 9
Horton Smith def. Clarence Doser, 4 and 2
Emerick Kocsis def. Denny Shute, 3 and 2
Byron Nelson def. Johnny Revolta, 6 and 4

Quarterfinals (36 holes)
Henry Picard def. Rod Munday, 2 and 1
Dick Metz def. Paul Runyan, 2 and 1
Byron Nelson def. Emerick Kocsis, 10 and 9
Dutch Harrison def. Horton Smith, 4 and 3

Semifinals (36 holes)
Henry Picard def. Dick Metz, 1-up
Byron Nelson def. Dutch Harrison, 9 and 8

Championship Match (36 holes)
Henry Picard def. Byron Nelson, 1-up (37 holes)

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